Jamaican quarter-miler Dominique Blake has been issued a ban  for six years with immediate effect following a positive test for the banned substance, methylhexanamine, at last year’s National Trials.

Blake, who admitted the doping charges and explained she didn’t intend to use the substance, finished sixth in the women’s 400m final at the national trials and travelled with the team to the London Olympics did not make the final 4×4 meter relay team. Dominique Blake, banned athlete, banned sprinter

Her lawyer Patrick Foster says he was not surprised by the sanction but was disappointed by the length of the ban.

Ken Pantry, the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel,  after seven sitting, explained “Having listened to the arguments, the panel unanimously decided miss Blake did not satisfied the panel’s to its comfortable satisfaction that the substance entered her body without an intention to enhance sport ing performance.

“Therefore we decided that the sanction of ineligibility will be six years commencing today.” Pantry said.

The written verdict with the reason why the ban starts today will be delivered in 21 days.

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